ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Chalk Claris

(1796-1866)


John Chalk Claris was the son of a bookseller and educated at the King's School, Canterbury. He published several volumes of Byronic verse before becoming editor of the Kent Herald (1826-65). Donald H. Reiman surmises that he might have known Leigh Hunt and Horace Smith; his "Verses on the Death of Percy Bysshe Shelley" were answered by Bernard Barton. Claris published his poems under the pseudonym "Arthur Brooke."


TEXT RECORDS:

1816Invocation to the Muse.
1817Fragment.
1817On Reading the Third Canto of Childe Harold.
1818Additional Stanza, on copying the Foregoing [Lines on Childe Harold] at the Request of a Lady.
1818Address to Lord Byron, on reading one of his later Productions.
1818Durovernum.
1818Finale.
1818Fragment of a Satirical Poem, entitled, Good Sort of People.
1818Fragment.
1818Stanzas.
1818Stanzas.
1818Stanzas. To * * *.
1822Elegy on the Death of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

PUBLICATIONS:

Poems. By Arthur Brooke. 1816.
Poems. By Arthur Brooke. 1818.
Durovernum, with other poems. By Arthur Brooke. 1819.
Thoughts and feelings. By Arthur Brooke. 1820.
Elegy on the death of Percy Bysshe Shelley. 1822.
Retrospection, with other poems. 1822.